Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


The purpose of this section is to provide a brief summary of the optimal surgical management for well-differentiated thyroid cancer, as well as to present a step-by-step technique of safe total thyroidectomy with central lymph node dissection. It is also aimed to outline a clinical application of recent advances in thyroid surgery: Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) monitoring and intraoperative parathyroid hormone (iPTH) assay.


Thyroid Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Parathyroid Gland Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Endocrine Surgery, 3rd Chair of General SurgeryJagiellonian University, Medical CollegeKrakowPoland

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